Free Week 1 Prediction: Governors vs Bearcats Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Austin Peay Governors vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (0-0)
Date: Thursday August 31st
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
NCAA Football Spread: OFF
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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The kickoff of the season is finally here, and with week one comes the kickoff games Wednesday. Although this game is not one of the most highly anticipated, this game does have a lot of implications for both teams.
Both the Bearcats and the Governors had tough seasons last year so they are both looking to start off on the right foot with the first win of the season for both.
Austin Peay Governors
Austin Peay under coach Will Healy are going through a rebuilding phrase, this would be the second season that the Governors are going through the rebuild but have garnered some great talent including their starting quarterback JaVaughn Craig.
The Governors went 0-11 last season and are searching for their first win since 2014.
Things are on the mend for the Governors though, securing the best recruiting class in the FCS and bringing in some big time talent from across the country.
The task to beat the Bearcats is going to be a tall one as the talent level is still not consistant to beat a mid level FBS school. Because the Bearcats are also rebuilding so they can come out firing and see what happens.
Cincinnati has gone through a lot in the past few years. With some stability now at the head coaching position and getting some fresh blood in at offensive coordinator it seems as thought the Bearcats are going in the right direction.
We will be seeing a couple of different looks at quarterback as the Bearcats try and find where they are going to be moving forward with under center.
The Bearcats do show a lot of promise though, having an established running game that they can lean on.
Watch for the Bearcats to also clean up on defense as well, as the last part of their 2016 season was less than perfect giving up over 30 points a game in their last 4 games and getting trounced in the turnover battle with Luke Fickell expressing that this is the most important category they would like to improve on.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Austin Peay’s last 5 games
- Austin Peay is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
- Austin Peay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
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The Bearcats have obviously the more talent on the field for this game so you will hear a lot of the Bearcats fight song in this game as they should be running up and down the field on Wednesday.
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Expect to see a couple of quarterbacks in this game for the Bearcats and with that they should struggle for the first few drives while they are still trying to figure out their own identity and get on the right track for the season.
Because of this they may not cover the huge number that they have been given to cover.
Austin Peay’s defense has been one of the worst defenses in the country in any division or level of college football since 2010. This gives the Bearcats a chance to put a lot of points on the board, but with the lack of offensive identity I do not see this happening.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 35 – Austin Peay 7
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